The Good Samaritan Luke 10:30-35 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
The Good Samaritan is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, notice the particulars in this story that show you what the Lord does for a lost soul.
He saved him – he did what the religious crowd won’t do – they passed by on the other side; the Lord came to him where he was – the religious crowd doesn’t deal with salvation; Jesus does – he said that he came to seek and to save that which was lost – he will meet you along the way when you need him and he will save you if you receive him.
He had compassion on him – the Lord is always moved by compassion – God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son – Jesus loved the rich young ruler in spite of the fact that he wouldn’t do what was necessary to have eternal life – we love him because he FIRST loved us. Jesus won’t leave you when you are half dead.
He bound up his wounds with oil and wine – sin wounds you – it’s a killer and it beats you up before it kills you – that should be a hint to you that sin never leaves you better than it found you so that you should get away from it now before it kills you – the oil that the Lord used typifies the Holy Spirit who gives you spiritual life and heals your broken spirit – the wine that he used typifies the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that cleanses away all of your sin and unrighteousness – it purges your conscience from “dead” works.
He brought him to an inn – the inn pictures a good church that through preaching, teaching, prayer and fellowship provides the restful place that you need to heal.
He took care of him – the Bible says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” – Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” – the Lord takes care of his own.
He departed – Jesus is in heaven seated at the right hand of God – nevertheless he still looks after you – the inn is a temporary place of rest – Jesus has a better place for you in heaven.
He took out two pence – a penny is a day’s wage [Matt 20] – two pence is enough for two days’ wages – each day is with the Lord as 1,000 years [2 Pet 3:8] – the church age so far has been nearly 2,000 years – and so the Lord provides enough to pay the bills through the entire church age [Rom 8:32].
He left him in the care of the host – this fellow pictures a pastor and caring members of the church – the Lord gave the church pastors and teachers for the work of the ministry [Eph 4:11-12].
He promised to repay any extra – the Lord takes care of it all and then rewards you at the judgment seat of Christ when you minister to others.
He promised to come again – Jn 14:1-3 – he intends to take this fellow with him just like he takes us at the rapture.